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Master in Health Sciences

The Master in Health Sciences is an ideal program for those interested in building their academic profile and résumé (including completing and presenting independent research), completing graduate coursework and demonstrating academic excellence, or completing meaningful coursework and experiences while awaiting the start of a graduate program in physician assistant studies, occupational therapy or physical therapy.

Additionally, the program is also well-suited for students who want to begin graduate studies in biology, chemistry or related fields but are not able or willing to commit to a doctoral level program.

The core curriculum consists of science methods, design and literacy courses and independent research. The core curriculum typically requires three semesters to complete. Concurrently, students complete 21 credit hours of advanced science courses in a wide variety of fields. Many of these courses run parallel with undergraduate courses, but graduate students will complete research based, experiential components in addition to the undergraduate coursework.

 

Plan of Study 

Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)

  • MHS 501 Graduate Seminar I Research Design ( 3 credits)
  • MHS 502 Graduate Seminar II Research Methods (3 credits)
  • MHS 503 Graduate Seminar III Thesis (3 credits)
     

Advanced Science Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • MHS 510 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • MHS 511 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology I – Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 512 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • MHS 513 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology II – Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 520 Advanced Microbiology (3 credits)
  • MHS 521 Advanced Microbiology - Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 530 Advanced Genetics (3 credits)
  • MHS 531 Advanced Genetics – Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 540 Advanced Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • MHS 541 Advanced Biochemistry – Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 560 Advanced Gross Anatomy (5 credits)
  • MHS 566 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • MHS 590 Advanced Molecular Biology (3 credits)
  • MHS 591 Advanced Molecular Biology – Lab (1 credit)

Requirements to Earn Your College of Saint Mary Master in Health Sciences Degree

To earn your Master in Health Sciences degree, you must complete 30 credit hours. A total of nine credits will be required from the core MHS courses and 21 credit hours from elective MHS courses offered. 

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

 

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary

  • Completed College of Saint Mary Graduate Program application form
  • Official transcripts from institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees
  • $30 application fee
  • Resumé
  • Interview with program director
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience (preferred)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in bachelor’s degree program

Academic Description

Master in Health Sciences

The Master in Health Sciences is an ideal program for those interested in building their academic profile and résumé (including completing and presenting independent research), completing graduate coursework and demonstrating academic excellence, or completing meaningful coursework and experiences while awaiting the start of a graduate program in physician assistant studies, occupational therapy or physical therapy.

Additionally, the program is also well-suited for students who want to begin graduate studies in biology, chemistry or related fields but are not able or willing to commit to a doctoral level program.

The core curriculum consists of science methods, design and literacy courses and independent research. The core curriculum typically requires three semesters to complete. Concurrently, students complete 21 credit hours of advanced science courses in a wide variety of fields. Many of these courses run parallel with undergraduate courses, but graduate students will complete research based, experiential components in addition to the undergraduate coursework.

 

Accreditation

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

 

Admissions Requirements

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary

  • Completed College of Saint Mary Graduate Program application form
  • Official transcripts from institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees
  • $30 application fee
  • Resumé
  • Interview with program director
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience (preferred)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in bachelor’s degree program

Curriculum

Plan of Study 

Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)

  • MHS 501 Graduate Seminar I Research Design ( 3 credits)
  • MHS 502 Graduate Seminar II Research Methods (3 credits)
  • MHS 503 Graduate Seminar III Thesis (3 credits)
     

Advanced Science Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • MHS 510 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • MHS 511 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology I – Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 512 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • MHS 513 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology II – Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 520 Advanced Microbiology (3 credits)
  • MHS 521 Advanced Microbiology - Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 530 Advanced Genetics (3 credits)
  • MHS 531 Advanced Genetics – Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 540 Advanced Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • MHS 541 Advanced Biochemistry – Lab (1 credit)
  • MHS 560 Advanced Gross Anatomy (5 credits)
  • MHS 566 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • MHS 590 Advanced Molecular Biology (3 credits)
  • MHS 591 Advanced Molecular Biology – Lab (1 credit)

Degree Requirements

Requirements to Earn Your College of Saint Mary Master in Health Sciences Degree

To earn your Master in Health Sciences degree, you must complete 30 credit hours. A total of nine credits will be required from the core MHS courses and 21 credit hours from elective MHS courses offered.